Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man": Invisibility, Race, and Homoeroticism from Frederick Douglass to E. Lynn Harris

Hardin, Michael
September 2004
Southern Literary Journal;Fall2004, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p96
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This article examines the utilization of the images of passing and invisibility in the book "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison as established by H. G. Wells and Frederick Douglass. Analysis of the connection between passing and miscegenation; Description of the paradoxical nature of Victorian sexuality; Representation of miscegenation and homosexuality among Black Nationalists of the 1950s and 1960s.


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